Beatriz Beckford

Beatriz is an organizer and human rights activist with over 15 years experience who works tirelessly along side grassroots groups domestically and internationally to organize for social change. Beatriz supports the development of beatrizcampaigns lead by grassroots leaders on the front lines of the struggle for equity and social justice.

She currently serves as a Campaign Director with MomsRising specifically working on Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice, Sentencing Reform and Food Justice issues. Beatriz is also the Co Founder and National Organizer for the National Black Food & Justice Alliance and contributing author to the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform.

She previously served as the Director of the Grassroots Action Network (GAN).

Beatriz collaborates with US and International based partners and allies to organize for the food justice movement. She works to provide grassroots coalition building support to communities across the country, and to develop strategic partnerships that strengthen communities power and self determination. Beatriz centers intersectional movement building, transformative organizing, institution building, coalition building, allyship and accompaniment, storytelling and campaign development as key strategies in her work. Beatriz is committed to lifting up the leadership of historically marginalized communities and to build power and capacity for grassroots groups to organize effectively, developing strategies rooted in the collective wisdom of grassroots communities.

Beatriz has elevated critical conversation on racial equity, intersectional movement building and organizing through several radical story telling publications including the Youth Food Justice Zine, and Food Justice Voices: What Ferguson Means for Food Justice Series. Beatriz’s most important role is being a proud mother to a wonderful little boy, and when she can squeezes in creative work as a visual/design artist/activist.

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